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Seersucker & Sazeracs at the Southern
    Dates: May 20, 2017
    Time: 7-10pm
    Price: TBA
    Location: Southern Hotel
    Address: 428 E. Boston St., Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (985) 892-8650

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the St. Tammany Art Association of Covington, LA combines two classic icons of southern living in "Seersucker & Sazeracs at the Southern," an event benefiting the arts center's mission of providing quality programming and cultural enrichment to the community.

Guests are invited to mix, mingle and enjoy another southern icon, the beautifully restored Southern Hotel, located at 428 E. Boston Street, just two blocks from the art center. Enjoy lively music and dancing by the Ben Redwine Trio, fine food from area restaurants, New Orleans' signature drink and America's first cocktail, the Sazerac, and more.

The event will be held from 7pm to 10pm on May 20, 2017. Advance tickets will be available for purchase in mid-March. Members of the nonprofit will receive early-buy preference, and membership may be purchased at time of ticket sale. Tickets will open to the public in mid-April (all dates and pricing to be announced in March, 2017). 

Tickets will be available online or at the STAA, 320 N. Columbia St. in Covington. Tickets will only be sold at the door if available; follow the organization on Facebook for ticketing updates. 

The community- and member-supported arts organization presents the fundraising event in the height of spring, just before its summer art and theater camps for children; proceeds of the event will support such educational programming. Since 1957, the St. Tammany Art Association has been at the center of cultural activities in Covington, presenting art exhibitions and educational opportunities for ages 6 and up. In recent years it has partnered with the City of Covington and area businesses to present the Covington Art Market each spring and fall, Spring for Art and Fall for Art street festivals, and numerous community outreach activities. The nonprofit also serves as a venue for member artists to sell their work. 

With an estimated economic impact of over half a million dollars per year for Greater Covington, in addition to being a host space for the St. Tammany Photographic Society, literaryand civic groups, and more, being a member of the St. Tammany Art Association means supporting the arts as a whole in St. Tammany Parish. And, as a 501(C)3 organization, donations are tax deductible.

Upcoming exhibitions at the STAA Art House, located at 320 N. Columbia Street, include new works by STAA members in the Severson and Williamson Galleries, Conversations with Abstraction, Feb. 11-April 1; Spring for Art, April 8; I Should Have Named Her Virga: Drawings by Inga Clough Falterman,April 8-May 20, the 52nd Annual  National Juried Artists’ Exhibition: The Summer Show, July 8 – August 19; An Intimate Look: Peg Usner,
September 9-30; Fall for Art, October 14; Exhibitionof Works from the Vaults of New Orleans Museum of Art, October 14-December 2; and John Valentino, December 9-January 22, 2018.

To join the St. Tammany Art Association, visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org, and for more information about Seersucker and Sazeracs, please call (985) 892-8650 or email info@sttammanyartassociation.org.

Seersucker & Sazeracs at the Southern